Jason L. Baptiste, is currently the CEO and founder of Studio, which makes running on a treadmill not suck by allowing anyone, anywhere to to enjoy boutique group running classes that pair a motivating instructor with a killer playlist. Studio is backed by Techstars NY, one of the world’s leading venture capital funds and accelerators. Jason was previously the CEO of Onswipe, which built the world’s largest independent mobile publishing platform according to Comscore. Onswipe went on to raise over $17 million and was acquired in 2014 by Beanstock Media. Jason was named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Businessweek’s Top 25 Under 25 entrepreneurs, INC. Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and the CEO of one of TIME Inc’s 10 Best Startups. Jason is currently a professional author of the upcoming book “The Ultralight Startup” being published by Random House/Penguin. Jason starred in Bloomberg’s TV Show “Techstars” that chronicled the first 6 months of Onswipe’s history in the Techstars progam.
In his spare time, Jason is an avid runner, blogger, and advisor to other startups such as Ambassador. Jason received a BS from the University of Miami in Computer Information Systems. Jason currently resides in New York City, NY with his wife Lauren.